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japan crews are trying to prevent a nuclear melt down. u.s. officials are trying to calm the nerves of americas who fear radiation can reach the west coast. >> we don't expect it to reach the west coast. >> we have the latest developments from the nuclear power plant, plus how one government age agency is beefing up radiation detection. >> crews are working around the clock at the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant. the crews are working to reconnect electricity to the cooling system to cool the rods. other crews are spraying and dumping water on the nuclear few. smoke can be seen from building number 2 right now. the cause is not known but a explosion hit the building on tuesday. it is possible the cooling chamber is damaged. low levels of radiation have been detected beyond tokyo, which is 140 miles south of the nuclear power plant. u.s. is warning americans to leave the country and the government is offering voluntary evacuations. today president obama spoke about the situation in japan. this is video of president obama visiting the japanese embassy. the president wrote a mes
pictures of the aaa as the u.s. official allies had the first a tax breaattacks. coming up. >> vicki: at some intense moments. the san jose it fire department issued a shelter. here is this seen as the crews worked to clean up to an and 50 gal.. >> reporter: at the san jose fire department was called to the treatment plant on grayson road. it can taint 5,000 gal. of ammonia. it began to leak. a point of the allocation was hit. >> we ask residents to close their windows and stay in their homes. >> reporter: firefighters were able to a purge the tank. they discovered hundreds of gallons of them and it had leaked. >> at the leak is not getting worse. it is contained. we have approximately two and 50 gal. and said the secondary containment area. >> reporter: they are relieved to know the other circumstances where their favor. >> we have been offline at this plant since early march. we have a construction project. the of the tanks of water. we are supplying the treated water to the valley from los gatos. >> reporter: the incident was declared contained. in san jose jet pierce kron4 news.
a nuclear melt down. u.s. officials are trying to calm the nerves of americas who fear radiation can reach the west coast. >> we don't expect it to reach the west coast. >> we have the latest developments from the nuclear power plant, plus how one government age agency is beefing up radiation detection. >> crews are working around the clock at the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant. the crews are working to reconnect electricity to the cooling system to cool the rods. other crews are spraying and dumping water on the nuclear few. smoke can be seen from building number 2 right now. the cause is not known but a explosion hit the building on tuesday. it is possible the cooling chamber is damaged. low levels of radiation have been detected beyond tokyo, which is 140 miles south of the nuclear power plant. u.s. is warning americans to leave the country and the government is offering voluntary evacuations. today president obama spoke about the situation in japan. this is video of president obama visiting the japanese embassy. the president wrote a
water on the destroyed facilities, u.s.ficials are saying it could get much worse. we have team coverage, including the latest images from crews trying to stop it from happening. plus, we will take you to an emergency meeting in the bay area where experts share their advice. >>> fear of a nuclear melt down intensified. the u.s. government is now evacuating government personal and citizens who wish to lead. as japan's reactors, water drops started and crews trying to restore electrical power. kron 4's jonathan bloom has the latest on this unfolding story. >> reporter: a tail of two -- tale of two circles. the reactor here on the pacific coast inside two circles near sendai. a closer look. there are two evacuation zones. the center one, that is the zone japanese officials recommend citizens leave and seek shelter. but the larger circle a 50-mile ring in blue, that's the zone in which american officials told u.s. citizens they should not be traveling and if they want to get away, the united states government will help them get out. this happens as officials work to cool the reactors, so far
, the british parliament is pushing for arm forces to -- to protect all citizens there by any means necessary. u.s. officials say the international effort to enforce a no-fly zone has been a success after a third day of bombing and the u.s. may soon reduce its role. 80 air strikes today compared to 60 on sunday. >> reporter: fire is pour into the air as jets tried to cripple moammar gadhafi's military. so far all attackers returned safely. these eric are reormed for a new mission. they targeted these areas. outside ben zazi you can see the -- benghazi, you can see the results. rebel forces celebrate on top of a tank after being driven back by moammar gadhafi's army they are ready to resumed their march. in tripoli there are also victory signs from moammar gadhafi supporters. showing a fish crashing an american jet. the government says they are offering themselves as human shields to protect their leader. >> we are waiting for them. their grave is ready here. >>> the u.s. commander says u.s. involvement will decrease as more targets are destroyed. >>> after a weekend of wild weather more rain is o
on 7th and mission street. the group, answer coalition called on the u.s. to stop bombing libya. rebels in libya have taken the first steps to form a new government. it's happening as the american- led airstrikes drove forces loyal to moammar gadhafi back to two cities. >>> for a fifth night, flight over the sky as drivers honk their horn in support of the gadhafi government. hundreds of miles to the heat, in the capitol of benghazi, a crowd calls gadhafi. and they show the scars from the intense fighting from the past few days. coalition airstrikes eased the pressure on the city. the rebels have not pushed back against the government forces. in egypt then secretary robert gates says that will change. >> a lot of people who were in opposition and who played a role in the early days have honkerred down and it may be that the changed circumstances where he can't use the aircraft and where he's more claled in using his armor. they return to the fight. >> the air assault is turning into an opportunity for warplane makers to advise their products. french, british and american fighter jets ar
down. the u.s. military meantime is washing down aircraft as they return to the airbase in western tokyo. a spokesman said the precaution is mainly to reassure personnel, and and not because of any imminent health hazard. today, nissan said it will not be able to restart its assembly lines for a couple of weeks. honda announced it is cutting production at its u.s. plants because of a shortage of components from japan. and toyota has told its american dealers that some parts cannot be reordered. >>> rebels in libya are losing ground again to muammar qaddafi's regime, even with the help from the nato coalition. they are suffering setbacks near his hemtown. these are scenes of the rebels near tripoli. they might not be able to oust the libyan leader. word tonight that a u.s. navy ship fired two dozen cruise missiles at weapons storage sites near tripoli. >>> and secretary of state hillary clinton is in london where world leaders were trying to decide how to best help the libyan rebels and protect the civilians. she also talked with a representative from libya's political opposition. >
: it's now the weeks since the u.s. began firing missiles over libya to enforce united nations approved a no-fly zone. the mission has not been without criticism from republicans. >>reporter: an unusual sight in unusual times. a live in man and the just liberated city, kids thanks for coalition air strikes that have helped give rebels seeking to take down khaddafi the chance to regroup. a successful weekend for the opposition. on sunday they also added to keep oil town to their territory. democratic senator carl chairman of the armed services committee had this to say about who ultimately will decide it the nation's future. >> the people of libya can remove the dictator. we're not going to be the ones to remove him. >> president barack obama was begun america's involvement monday evening. as the white house seeks to answer those who say the mission is not clearly defined. senator john mccain had this to say about his expectations for the president's remarks. >> on the one hand they say its humanitarian, on the other hand if to say khaddafi moscow. i hope the president will clarify that.
about the situation in libya. we will tell you what he said and why he believes the u.s. must be involved. [ ryan ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ ryan ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ so i used mine, to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. . >>> president obama talked to the nation about libya today. he explained that the u.s. joined other nations to prevent the slaughter of civilians by moammar gadhafi and the international effort will now be led by nato. >> i said that america's role would be limed and we would not put ground troops into libya. we would focus our capabilities on the front end of the operation and transfer responsibility to our allies and partners. tonight we are fulfilling that pledge. going forward, the lead in enforcing the no-fly zone and protecting civilians will transition to our partners and i am confident the
and what experts are saying about the possibility radiation could reach the west coast of the u.s. >>> the situation continues to change after friday's devastating earthquake. here is the latest. the death toll is more than 2400 and expects to rise as high as 10,000. more than 3,000 people are missing. thousands may have been swept away in the tsunami. 450,000 people are in shelters. the earthquake was upgraded to 9.0, making it the 4th largest in the world. explosions and fires are reported at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. radiation levels there are up. kron 4's jonathan bloom has the latest at the plant and the overall radiation threat there and here. >> reporter: an explosion at fukushima daiichi sents a cloud of smoke and huge chunks of debris flying into the air. the latest of flea explosions after last week's earthquake and tsunami. the four nuclear reactor are housed here and in this before and after picture, you can see where one of the walls was blown off. those officials said the radiation leaks at the plant were not enough to cause health concerns, the prim
there are no hard choices. >>> tonight's headlines, the u.s. embassador calls moammar gadhafi delusion delusional as he continues to slaughter his people. he claims he is not using force against libyans. the u.s. is sending aid teams and moving some naval forces as all options are now on the table. the death toll from last week's earthquake is 154 and could reach as high as 240 because people are still missing tonight. rescue crews are still searching. today they paused for 2 minutes of silence to mourn the dead. the white house is calling for an overhaul of fannie mae and freddy mac. they guarantee or own half of all mortgages in the united states and it nearly collapsed in 2008. the treasury secretary goes before a house committee tomorrow asking congress to approve the overhaul. >>> temperatures dropping into the 30s and 40s. however the big story is the wet weather. expected to set in tomorrow. details and the timing coming up. this is your captain speaking, we are fourteenth in line for take off. beep, beep, beep. looks like its bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! s
. he explained that the u.s. joined other nations to prevent the slaughter of civilians by moammar gadhafi and the international effort will now be led by nato. >> i said that america's role would be limed and we would not put ground troops into libya. we would focus our capabilities on the front end of the operation and transfer responsibility to our allies and partners. tonight we are fulfilling that pledge. going forward, the lead in enforcing the no-fly zone and protecting civilians will transition to our partners and i am confident they will keep the pressure on moammar gadhafi's remaining forces. in that theft united states will play a supporting role. including intelligence, search and rescue assistants and capabilities to communications. >> the president says the risk and cost to the u.s. will be reduced. he did not lay out a time line nor what will happen if moammar gadhafi will not step down. hillary clinton will join a conference on libya tuesday in london and meet with leaders there. russia is saying the no-fly zone is overstepping its bounds. in libya today the rebels
saturday from the town. coalition helps the rebels claim victory. president barack obama said the u.s. is not backing down until khaddafi does. >> our message is clear and unwavering. his attack against a billion small- stock, his forces must go back. he is lost the confidence of his people and the legitimacy to rule and aspirations of the libyan people must be realized. >>reporter: opposition fighters reaching the of skirts of the town, the next big battle will be for control of another city where casualties continue to rage on. foreign minister said the aim of the opposition fighters is to push gadhafi forces out this city by city. >> protecting civilians is not on the agenda of the coalition. >>reporter: this weekend ito is expected to finalize procedures to protect civilians and take control of the united nations mandated no district fly zone from the u.s.. stan, kron 4 news. >>brian: torrential rain and flooding this morning but by the afternoon the rain stopped and we've had breaks of sunshine. a live shot of the golden gate bridge, and rate now oh its albany and berkeley and we
billion in half if the u.s. to his five video full enough support from the ground beloaround half filled world. >>vicki: video and you see here for a half the farmers continue the crackle and further. it's tough market dropped monday morning. if the central bank to have it in more than $185 million to fill a bulgarian a virchow financial institutions will continue along an to meet the this announced search coughlin and 17 million in damage as kleenex continue to the harper, no closer of being allowed to enter. >>reporter: that crane lifted the low of zero in a lot earth after the tsunami struck for harper days ago. larry looks of what is left of his vote. it is one of fee to the fan when the surge came. >> never crews are working fast to recover the lost flow and content fuel, will and harry f. from leaking into the harbor. >>reporter: each individual close as the phone thing for help is, how much fuel it's very this announcer urges left millions of dollars in damages of tofu fan before. a lot of the wreckage you can see it because most of it is under water. as for his fauces will need t
in the bay area. >>> despite the concern of possible radiation reaching the u.s., government officials also say they do not expect that to happen, but as kron4's jay arstone found, there are instruments monitoring radiation levels around the clock so if radiation particles were to get here, officials would know instantly. >> the tragedy in japan is where most of this stuff is going to stay. >> reporter: eric stevenson works for the bay area air quality management district and says this instrument is set up here in san francisco to monitor radiation levels. he does not believe we will feel harmful effects of japan's explosions. >> in order for us to be affected, the particles have to get very high into the atmosphere, get caught up in the trade winds and then be brought over here. >> reporter: but with more explosions daily, there are still many questions out there. what if this machine is needed? could our air be affected? >> that would require, you know, some sort of event that's going to get material very high up into the atmosphere. >> reporter: while this machine detects radiation level
far away coastlines. right now the usgs has not mentioned any watches or alerts for the u.s. coastline, but hawaii is under a watch right now for 3:00 in the morning is when that would be expected to roll in if it does make it to hawaii. >> at 2:46 japanese time there have been a series of aftershocks, large aftershocks, hitting japan. we are going to continue to follow this story and bring you updates throughout the newscast but again, a major, a massive earthquake has hit japan, 8.9 according to the usgs and there is damage including tsunami warnings which have been triggered there. more updates throughout the newscast. >>> we'll move on to other news of this day and our other big story, a frightening ordeal on the golden gate bridge. a high schooler jumped off of the bridge today during a field trip and managed to survive. we have top coverage of this incident beginning with kron 4's jonathan bloom. >> reporter: a small sign tells would be jumpers that leaping off the side of the golden gate bridge is fatal, but in this case it wasn't. a 17-year-old boy from sonoma county office a f
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